BAE Systems' Mantra at Defexpo 2014 is Modernization

             BAE Systems' Mantra at Defexpo 2014 is Modernization

  PR Newswire

  NEW DELHI, February 3, 2014

NEW DELHI, February 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

World's Lightest 155-mm 39-Caliber Towed Howitzer and Fully Automated 127-mm
54-Caliber Naval Gun System Display at the Show

BAE Systems' participation at the eighth edition of Defexpo, the country's
premiere land, naval and security systems exhibition taking placeatPragati
Maidan, New Delhifrom February 6-9, is anchored in a single mantra - the
company's continued commitment to partner with the government in its journey
of military modernization through technology and capability sharing with the
domestic defence industrial base.

 (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140203/10087970 )

Leading the company's participation in this biennial show are John Brosnan,
Managing Director, South East Asia & India and Mark Simpkins, Vice President
and General Manager for India.

BAE  Systems  at  Defexpo  2014 -

  *M777UltraLightHowitzer
  *Mk45NavalGunSystem
  *Archer155mmFH77BWL52Self-PropelledFieldHowitzer
  *LEMURRCWS
  *Munitions
  *HawkAJT
  *BAeHAL
  *GeospatialExploitationProducts
  *Q-Warrior(TM)displayforthedismountedsoldier
  *Q-Sight(TM)HelmetMountedDisplay
  *StrikerHelmet
  *MilitaryCommunicationsSystems

John Brosnan, Managing Director, South East Asia & India said, "Defexpo is a
signature event for our company and we are encouraged by the keen interest our
displays receive. The platform is also significant in presenting us an
excellent opportunity to progress discussions with partners for domestic
co-development and co-production to fulfill our shared goal of
indigenization."

The company's showcase this year is a broad span of state-of-the-art
capabilities in towed and self-propelled artillery and its Fire Control
Systems, Naval Gun Systems, Ammunitions, Military Communications Systems,
Geospatial Exploitation Products, Wheeled and Light Armoured Vehicles, and
Helmet Mounted Displays.

Center stage in the BAE Systems stand are the M777 ultra-light field howitzer
and Mk45 Naval Gun system. The company has been supporting discussions between
the Governments of India and the United States for a potential Foreign
Military Sale of this revolutionary howitzer that is highly portable by land,
sea and air and features a minimal logistical footprint alongside maximum
reliability. The Mk45 is the most compact 5-inch (127-mm) fully automated
naval gun in the world with a successful and proven track record of service in
the naval fleets of Australia, Denmark, Greece, New Zealand, Spain, Thailand
and Turkey and is co-produced indigenously in South Korea and Japan.

Demonstrating the strength and expanse of our portfolio in artillery, the
stand will have on display the Archer 155 mm FH 77 BW L52 self-propelled field
howitzer that can operate autonomously in tandem with today's command and
control systems. Adding fire power will be the LEMUR Remotely-Controlled
Weapon Systems (RCWS) and electro-optical sight for land and sea application.
A wide range of munitions is on display including 120mm Tk HESH L31A7 and
120mm Tk Charge Propelling L3A2 amongst others.

The stand will have on display the Hawk 132 Advanced Jet Trainer, of which
India is the largest operator with 123 aircraft ordered to date by the Indian
Air Force (106) and the Indian Navy (17). The Indian Navy recently inducted
the first batch of Hawk Advanced Jet Trainers, becoming the third naval
operator of the Hawk along with the U.S. Navy and the Royal Navy. BAeHAL, the
engineering and business solutions services Joint Venture with Hindustan
Aeronautics Limited, will also be present.

Also on-stand will be the new Q-Warrior™ helmet-mounted display (HMD) for the
dismounted soldier and Q-Sight™ HMD for the new-age pilot, both providing
mission-critical situational awareness. Adding muscle will be the Striker
Helmet for both fixed- and rotary-wing platforms. The display of the RG32 LTV
and RG34 exhibits underlines BAE Systems' flagship capabilities and technology
in Light Armoured Vehicles for potential partnerships with the Indian
industry.

Expert demonstration of Geospatial Exploitation Products(GXP) will be another
highlight of our display.

Headquartered in New Delhi, BAE Systems has a six-decade long history in
India. The company has worked closely with the government to establish an
indigenous production capability at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for the Hawk
Advanced Jet Trainer, which is in service with the Indian Air Force and the
Indian Navy.In addition, the company is developing a range of opportunities
across the land, naval and the C4ISR sectors in collaboration with domestic
industrial partners. The company's flagship Community Investment in Smile
Foundation across eight rural and urban locations in seven states in India is
commencing its second year of operations reaching primary education to 1,100
underprivileged children and delivering primary healthcare services to the
doorsteps of over 20,000 underprivileged people in Bangalore.

About BAE Systems:

BAE Systems delivers advanced defence, aerospace and security solutions that
provide a technological and performance edge. We work together with local
partners to develop, engineer, manufacture and support the innovations that
increase defence sovereignty, sustain economies and safeguard commercial
interests in the physical and virtual world. With some 88,000 employees in six
continents, our story is about talented people who are committed to serving
our customers' needs and creating solutions that protect and strengthen
nations, commerce, communities and people. That's work that inspires us.
That's BAE Systems. For more information visit www.baesystems.com

Note: BAE Systems is located in Hall 9 of the Pragati Maidan Exhibition
Centre, New Delhi. 

Primary Media Contact: Indu Anand, indu.anand@baesystems.com , 91-98-11771912

Secondary Media Contact: Shivalika Chadha, shivalika@chase-india.com ,
91-97-17838601

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